Fifteen-year-old Kathleen Winters has always been a good girl, trying to please her mother. But now, things are changing. First, there’s the new girl, Sybil Langley. Sybil is confident, rebellious, and worldly—everything Kathleen wishes she could be. As Kathleen is drawn under Sybil’s spell, she moves closer and closer toward crossing a dangerous line. Then there’s Ramón. Kathleen knows it’s risky to date an illegal immigrant, but she’s never met anyone like Ramón. They fall helplessly in love—but the most beautiful experience of Kathleen’s life soon becomes the most catastrophic. Kathleen takes off for Mexico and slowly spirals into drug addiction and chaos.
In the end, only Kathleen can bring herself back home. Set against the backdrop of 1970s Baja California, Mexico, Scott O’Dell’s powerful novel takes readers on one girl’s unforgettable journey of self-destruction and discovery.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 16 Years|
About the Author
Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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I read this book when I was about 13 yr old (1983). I was not a reader, but was forced to pick a book from the library. I chose this one because it was diary format and seemed like an easy read. This book gave me a new understanding about taking ownership for the choices we make. I opened my eyes to why my parents made some of the decision they made regarding teenage limitations. This book touched me more than anything else I've ever read and thanks to this book, I'm now an avid reader. I highly recommend it.
This is a Awesome book for teenage girls and it is very touching i cryed when i read it. It is awesome there is no dought about it you need to read it! I would also suggest it to girls who dont like to read because i dont and i enjoyed it!
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